Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Say, this a familiar pose. Someone must be missing some cookies.
These costumes were made by Iebo Vox, who is also Blue Beetle above. Nicolás Damián Pedace is his partner in crime. The photo was taken by La Estampida. And they're all from Argentina!
Monday, June 29, 2015
Maybe you've heard that the newest Batman video game, Batman Arkham Knight, has had a rough launch. Chock full of bugs, it is reportedly all but unplayable on PCs and can lock-up PS4s.
The game doesn't get everything wrong, though:
That screenshot, taken from the 11:24 minute mark of the Youtube video "Batman Arkham Knight - Justice League Easter Eggs" by Scerebro, shows that (a picture of) Booster Gold is in the game. If you look close, you'll see Skeets is there, too!
Friday, June 26, 2015
Behind every great man there is a great woman. In Booster Gold's case, that woman was Trixie Collins.
Theresa "Trixie" Collins was a red-headed Kansas girl hired to be Booster's original secretary at Goldstar, Inc. She would later move up in the organization to be the first to wear the Goldstar sidekick costume. Like all good Girl Fridays, she was an incredibly competent, level-headed voice of reason in an otherwise insane work environment. And she was far too professional to fall for her boss.
It seemed there were sparks between the two, but the coming of Millennium seemed to destroy any hope readers had of seeing their relationship come to fruition. I've always wondered if Dan Jurgens felt love was in the cards for his creations. So I asked him.
In the beginning, I saw Booster as having two voices that would serve as his conscience. Skeets was one, serving as more of his guide through aspects of the era they were in and against villains. Trixie would function more as his conscience in terms of how he dealt with people. There was plenty of room for both.
And while I never intended that there would ever be a romantic relationship, I did see a place for deep, friendly affection between them.
No matter what Jurgens intended, I have to believe that Booster would have charmed his way out the friend zone if he hadn't been forced to leave Metropolis on such short notice. But long-distance relationships rarely work out.
My eternal thanks to Dan Jurgens for stocking Booster's world with so many wonderful characters. (Happy Birthday, Dan!)
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Thursday, June 25, 2015
Fifty-five voters two weeks ago versus thirty-five this past week. I take that to mean that many of you aren't willing to settle for guest appearances.
Last week's poll question: If Booster Gold still can't get his own book in 2015, which type of guest appearance roles would you most likely support? (35 votes)
We've been told that continuity isn't important in the post-Convergence DCnnU ("DC New New Universe"). How do Booster Gold readers feel about that?
This week's poll question: How do you feel about Booster Gold continuity?
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Justice League 3001 #1 arrives today at your Local Comic Shop. This series continues the story of Justice League 3000, which introduced the comedy stylings of Blue Beetle and Booster Gold to the future.
When last we saw our heroes, they were captured by the series' villains. I trust we'll see more of their story before too long. (They're solicited to appear on the cover of issue #3.)
Our heroes aren't the only JLI throwbacks found in the future. This issue introduces the future Guy Gardner and the return of Starro the Conqueror. So get in on the ground floor of this new title and pick up the first issue today.
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